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Assistant Professor, Sociology
San Diego Community College District

Date Posted Sep. 6, 2018
Title Assistant Professor, Sociology
University San Diego Community College District
Application Deadline 11/29/2018
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • San Diego, CA
    United States
  • Assistant Professor
  • Social Sciences - Sociology

Assistant Professor, Sociology

San Diego Community College District

Closing Date: 11/29/2018

Position Number: 000620

Location: San Diego Mesa College

Position Type:

The Position:

Note from Mesa President Pamela Luster: San Diego Mesa College seeks energetic and dedicated candidates to apply for faculty positions. The College is committed to academic excellence and diversity, equity and inclusion among its faculty, staff, and students. As the Leading College of Equity & Excellence, we take responsibility for equitable outcomes and work together to create successful pathways for all of our students.

As the largest college in the San Diego Community College District, the institution enjoys a solid financial standing, state of the art facilities, and a world class faculty and staff. For 55 years, Mesa College has been on the leading edge, from offering a Community College Bachelor's Degree, to being the #1 California Community College to graduate students with an Associate Degree for Transfer in 2016.

We are adding new staff, faculty and administrators who, alongside our stellar colleagues, will lead us into the future. If this opportunity sounds like the right fit for you, I encourage you to file an application for employment.

Applications are now being accepted for the position of Assistant Professor, Sociology, beginning Fall 2019 (August 12, 2019) at San Diego Mesa College. Interviews will tentatively occur between February 4 and February 8, 2019. While the current vacancy is at Mesa College, applicants should understand that they are subject to assignment at any District facility at the option of the Chancellor.

Major Responsibilities:

This position is for a generalist, with areas of specialization that should include Sociological Theory, Inequality, and Race, Ethnicity, and Gender. Primary responsibility will be for teaching Principles of Sociology (SOCO 101), Contemporary Social Problems (SOCO 110), and Advanced Principles of Sociology (SOCO 201). Depending upon the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate and the needs of the Department, other responsibilities may include teaching courses in Sociology of Latinos/Latinas, Sociology of the Family, and/or other lower-division courses transferable to four-year colleges and universities..

Each assignment will be for 15 class hours per week, and may include day, evening and Saturday classes. Additional responsibilities of Mesa College tenured/tenure-track faculty include maintaining regular office hours for student advisement, curriculum review and development, serving on College and District committees, and participating in various departmental and college activities.


Masters in sociology
Bachelors in sociology AND Masters in anthropology, any ethnic studies, social work, or psychology
the equivalent.
NOTE: All degrees and units used to satisfy minimum qualifications shall be from accredited institutions, unless otherwise specified.

Desired Qualifications:

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D from an accredited institution.

The successful candidate should demonstrate evidence of:
Mastery of sociological theory and subject matter.
Completion of appropriate graduate level coursework in Sociology
Academic preparation, research, and/or teaching experience in one or more of the following areas: sociological theory, inequality, and/or race, ethnicity, and gender.
Ability to teach effectively by demonstrating a working knowledge of learning styles and teaching techniques.
Recent teaching experience in Sociology at the lower-division college level and the ability to fairly and effectively evaluate student performance.
Experience in the development and/or review of courses and curriculum.
Effective oral communication and writing skills in English.
Currency and continued professional development in Sociology.
Experience with, or willingness to explore, innovative teaching methodologies.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others.
Experience and/or knowledge in working with students of great diversity in socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities.


Pay Information:

Class 1, Step A Class 6, Step C ($5,754.92 $7,754.42) per month based on the current AFT COLLEGE Faculty Tenured-Tenured Track Monthly Salary Schedule.

Initial salary placement for this Assistant Professor is commensurate with required education and related teaching experience as outlined in section A2.1 of the AFT Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement and it is non-negotiable. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid medical, dental, vision plans, sick leave, and opportunities for professional development. This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. Benefits will be provided under the terms of the AFT-Guild, Local 1931 Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Code 87815, any required adjustment will be made with-in the first pay period. Travel reimbursement for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, may be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011). Typically, Assistant Professors earn tenure after 4 years and promote to Associate Professor. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.

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All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.


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